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Sateliot leads Spanish IoT nanosat consortium

The Spanish satellite telecommunications operator Sateliot takes the lead to develop a low Earth orbit (LEO) nanosatellite constellation offering 5G coverage and a secure quantum key information exchange system. Sateliot is leading a consortium of a dozen companies and the Spanish Ministry of Defense, as a potential user, to deploy the nanosat constellation, the company said.

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Blue Origin auctions seat on 20 July maiden flight

Have a seat: Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin offers one seat in the New Shepard maiden flight which is planned for the 20 July, the company said. “On July 20th, New Shepard will fly its first astronaut crew to space. We are offering one seat on this first flight to the winning bidder of Blue Origin’s online auction,” Blue Origin said.

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Register Today For Our Space Café United Kingdom On 20 May 2021

This Space Café United Kingdom will feature lan Jones, CEO at Goonhilly Earth Station, in conversation with neuco’s Laurie Scott, Andrew Ball and Ewan Lawrenson, friends of SpaceWatch.Global.Ian Jones, Chairman at Satellite Applications Catapult and CEO of Goonhilly Earth Station,

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Space Café WebTalk with Temidayo Oniosun Recap: Crunching the numbers: comparing governments’ allocation of space funding

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening caught up with Nigerian-born Temidayo Oniosun, the Managing Director and Founder of Space in Africa, an African media platform, analytics and consulting company that works in the space and satellite sector.

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Will Marshall” On 25 May 2021

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Will Marshall, CEO and Co-Founder of Planet, San Francisco, USA, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. The European Commission demonstrated unprecedented leadership in December 2019 when it unveiled its flagship action plan to tackle climate change, the European Green Deal.

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Firefly valued at $1 billion in new $75 million financing round

Firefly Aerospace completed a $75 million series A financing round, valuing the company at more than $1 billion, the company said. The interest “far exceeded” the $75 million equity being offered, Firefly said. Its seed investor, Noosphere Ventures, therefore sold “approximately $100 million of its holdings.

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Germany funds Isar Aerospace to develop microlauncher

More spectrum: The German Government and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) support Isar Aerospace with €11 million contract through its C-STS programme run by the European Space Agency (ESA), Isar Aerospace said. The programme is designed to strengthen commercial space transportation services in Europe.

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Global Eagle picks Eutelsat, Eutelsat picks Atos

One for Eutelsat, one for Atos: the satellite operator said it was chosen by Global Eagle to increase its mobility capabilities over North America. Under this multi-year agreement, Eutelsat provides Global Eagle for its entire North-American coverage with extensive additional capacity to augment the company’s connectivity services for mobility customers, Eutelsat said.

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Frank Slazer to head U.S. Coalition for Deep Space Exploration

The former Aerojet Rocketdyne executive Frank Slazer is the new President and CEO of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, the organization said. The American non-profit organization engages in “reinforcing the value and benefits of human space exploration and space science” in the U.S.

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Space Café Greater Bay Area China Recap by Blaine Curcio: Gregg Daffner, CEO of Gapsat

The end of April saw the beginning of a new Space Café series, the Space Café Greater Bay Area, hosted by me, Blaine Curcio. Having spent around 10 years in Greater China, and with most of that time spent in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, I have seen firsthand the rapid evolution of China’s space sector, and also the innovation and resources in the Greater Bay Area.

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